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Lemon City Post Office
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 25° 49.959 W 080° 11.257
17R E 581417 N 2857402
Quick Description: Located at northwest corner of NE 61st St and NE 4th Ct.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2018 11:11:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMXNJA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 1

Long Description:
The first post office in Lemon City opened on October 1, 1889, in one corner of Moffat’s bayside store. E.L. White was appointed the first postmaster. Lemon City quickly became an active mail center, so much so that the Tropical Sun reported in 1891 that “Lemon City receives more mail… than any other office on Biscayne Bay.” Often the mail was dropped off by ship or train in Lemon City on its way to Miami further south. The post office operated out of the Moffat store until 1891, when it moved to another local store following a quarrel between the postmaster, Garry Niles, and the Moffat Family. During Niles’ tenure as postmaster, the post office moved repeatedly, usually to different stores. It moved into its own building in 1905 under the management of E.L. Eaton, and again in 1910 following the appointment of a new postmaster. During the post office’s 36 years of operation, it moved nine times and had twelve postmasters. Three were women, the first postmistress being Louibelle Goode in 1914. The post office operated independently until 1925, when it became part of the Miami postal system following the annexation of Lemon City. The branch continued to operate until 1974, when it was permanently closed.
Marker Number: F-945

Date: 2017

County: Miami-Dade

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Mayor Thomas Regalado, The City of Miami in Coordination with Alexander Adams and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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